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. to television viewers who watched "the sopranos" or the jersey shore or listen to bruce springsteen sing about this place, there might be a sense of familiarity of it. but for millions of americans, this is a deep personal loss. >> that pier was beautiful. it had great rides. every one of you people or half you people has been on that pier. >> reporter: summer memories, a place where their parents brought them and they brought their own kids. until now, until this. harry smith is a councilman and business owner. his family ran the beach umbrella concession. it's gone now. >> this is heartbreaking. i've lived here my whole life. devastated. >> reporter: the best known and most dra mmatic image, the star jet roller coaster. it sat on the pier that used to run 300 yards out to sea along with three dozen other famed rides and attractions. this, for example, was the scrambler. less than a mile away. fun town pier, where we find bob stewart standing where his office used to be. >> i have never seen anything like it. this building where we're standing, i have pictures of it from the 1890 or something
. it's no secret he's a fan of bruce springsteen. over the years springsteen has not returned the love until last night. he reached out to the victims of hurricane sandy and then some. listen to this. we're a band that can't separate from the jersey shore. we'll send this out to all the people working down there, the police officers, the firemen, and also to the governor who has done such a hard job this past week. well, there you have it. the romance, the bromance, isn't as one-sided anymore. >>> also, what part of the presidential election got this 4-year-old colorado resident all choked up? spoiler alert here. all of it. abigail, that's her name, was riding along with her mom to buy groceries with npr playing on the radio. here is her answer for why the tears are flowing. >> because of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? it will be over soon, abby. the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> oh. >> well, anyway, npr caught wind of her breakdown of mitt romney and barack obama and issued a statement reassuring her she only had to tough it out a few more d
bruce springsteen, christina aguilera, jon bon jovi and billy joel joined in to help the red cross and storm relief efforts. you too can still join in to help with a pledge. go to redcross.org or call 1-800-help-now. we'll show the number throughout the broadcast. >>> when we come back, the effort to help those in desperate need before the storm struck. missions of mercy. shorten the distances... ♪ push beyond the possible... ♪ roar past convention... ♪ shift every course... [ hawk cries ] defy the elements... ♪ and bring the world to its knees... ♪ it takes the new 2013 ram 1500, engineered to move heaven and earth. the road doesn't end here. this is only the beginning. ♪ [ male announcer ] guts. glory. ram. [ male announcer ] guts. glory. picture great holiday savings... at the petsmart winter welcome sale. save up to 30% on hundreds of items, including select kong® dog and cat products. and all kong® dog collars are $4.99 each, friday through sunday only, at petsmart®. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've
for the people who need help. bruce springsteen, billy joel, bon jovi, the biggest stars to come out of new jersey and new york, all the money's going to go to the american red cross. matt lauer hosts. brian williams will be there, jimmy fallon will be there, i think sting. so it's going to be a big collection. christina aguilera as well, 8:00 tonight on nbc. >> wonderful. >>> let's swing to presidential elections now. with just four days to go, president obama is focusing on, where else? where do you think he went? ohio. he's making stops there every day between now and tuesday. he'll also be in virginia, florida, new hampshire, iowa, colorado and wisconsin over the next 96 hours. mitt romney will be in many of those same states over the next four days, although he's hitting pennsylvania and skipping florida. president obama was back on the trail yesterday after a three-day break to oversee the storm recovery. rallying to a crowd of 10,000 in colorado. the president made what some are saying was a jab at his opponent's tendency to change his mind. >> after four years as president, you know
sandy coming together. we have some great performers lined up including bruce springsteen and the e street band, billy joel, jon bon jovi and more. >> all hosted by matt, 8:00 tomorrow night on the networks of nbc universal, all commercial-free and benefits the red cross. and now we want to talk about more what we were discussing, the unwatering teams, of course. most of sandy's flood waters have flooded the streets, but it's the water beneath that's presented the biggest challenge. on wednesday, i met the team leader of the engineers tasked with getting all that water out. sandy's winds and rains may be long gone, but one thing is here to stay. all that water. >> the army corps of engineers is sending us their best national team. they call it the national unwatering team. i didn't know there was such a name for a team. >> neither did we, but i got the chance to meet the head of the so-called unwatering team of the army corps of engineers. >> well, first of all, some people can't believe that you are known as the unwatering team. is that the term you would use? >> it was a term hand
.m., nbc holding a telethon for hurricane sandy victim. a special concert with bruce springsteen and billy joel. that's all for now. see you tomorrow noon eastern, when i'm joined by karen finney. plus, frank bruni, ben white, and the tag team of norm orrinstein and thomas mann. find us facebook.com/nowwithalex. "andrea mitchell reports" is next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," the crimingr sets. >> you feel you're going to wake up any minute. it's sickening, sad. >> two, three hours. >> we need the gas. we have to see the president. >> we need more food. we need more resources. anyone who is listening to this in the city of hoboken or neighboring towns who can get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >> in wisconsin, president obama returned to the campaign trail. >> hello, wisconsin! in the closing weeks of this campaign, governor romney has been using all of his talents
help on the campaign trail, jay-z joining the president in ohio. bruce springsteen will be there as well. actress eva longoria joined the president in las vegas yesterday and stevie wonder teamed up with the first lady. one of the president's supporters in colorado was not happy when someone stole his obama lawn sign. he put this up inside. see this. a romney fan stole my obama sign. do it again and you will make my day and tv news. that is it. former president john kennedy is urging voters to cast their ballots on november 6, 1962, taped this ad from the white house a few days before those midterm elections. >> there is one way you can indicate your devotion to freedom, there is one way in which we can show how strongly we believe in our democracy. next tuesday, november 6th is election day. i hope every american will turn out and vote. >> lining up tuesdnovember 6th election day. thanks so much. have a great weekend, everybody. until then follow me on twitter @thomas a roberts. "now" with alex wagner comes your way next. jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who em
universal are hosting a special one-hour telethon tonight. matt lauer will host. sting, bon jovi, bruce springsteen all stopping by. money collected will be donated to the the american red cross efforts. wealth editor robert frank is here with more. robert, a little trickier this time for some. right? >> indeed, thanks, michelle. after disasters like katrina, haiti and the asian tsunami, the wealthy rode to the rescue. they wrote those big checks to charities. they gave their time, their expertise and even their private jets. but with sandy we have yet to see these big checks from the wealthy. why? well, charity experts tell me that many of the wealthy are still digging out themselves. some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country were hit by sandy and they still don't have power or water. also, it's early. wealthy donors don't want to duplicate efforts of the government, they don't want to send water to staten island if the coast guard is already there, for instance. they do want to figure out longer term needs, whether that's better evacuation systems, help for the elderly o
failed policies of the past. hing am bring jay z and bruce springsteen. and the president last case here is to say look. there is progress. you saw the unemployment kick up slightly and a creation of jobs 170,000 and better than expected. and he's saying it is not good enough and slow process and noting here in the state of ohio. unemployment rate is 7 percent and better than the national average. they believe in the obama camp it would be a midwestern fire for them and they will carry it and make it hard for obama to reach the electorial votes he needs to take it away from the president. >> neil: we look at the president's travel plans. i am confused of the polls. we know from karl rove. 181,000 viewer democrats turned out for early voting or to file absentee ballots. i don't know if that means anything in and of itself. but it is a gap from last time. are they talking about that or what do they think? they are. and this is why it is significant. early voting is aco part of the obama strategy to get reelected. democrats are more likely to do early vote republicans turn out on election d
? >> steve: they are trying to squeeze things in. bon jovi and bruce springsteen support barack obama and in fact mr. springsteen traveled with the president of the united states. where are the conservative performers? there are not any on the line up. when nbc did the event for katrina, do you remember kan ye west where he said george bush doesn't care about black people? how is nbc -- that is the picture right there. how isng to control it? rickk rickk i am sorry, gretchen last one for hurricane katrina was 10 days after. at leastt. maybe 9/11 and 10 days after and let the city get its feet under itself before they went to this is a rushed job because the election is three days after. >> steve: is it a hurricane benefit or a concert for obama? >> gretchen: headlines this morning. he may be on obama's job council but supporting romney. paul otillini. he critized the president for not doing more to create jobs and a stimulus plan. the president's job's council hasn't met since january. >> eric: hits keep coming on lance armstrong. if he doped in the 2000 olympicses in sydney where he
of all this he did get a mention from bruce springsteen who he's a big fan of and he's actually said in a concert, this is true, and said the governor has -- >> someone said, some conservative on twitter said that's what this is all about! he said it wasn't about -- it's not about mitt romney or anything to get to obama. >> this is interesting thinking about why is it that the public doesn't -- the public would not tolerate a republican governor saying i am not going to accept money from the federal government to help get the lights back on. we will suffer through this as a state. >> right. >> and eschew any help, people wouldn't stand for it. but they will stand for it when the help is about something a little less immediate. if a republican governor said we're turning down this money to fix our schools or unemployment. >> or to build high speed rail. >> or high speed rail. >> internet. >> when the republican governor turns that money down, people don't see the immediate consequences and they don't seem to react. but imagine what they would do if chris christie had stood up and said
" or bruce springsteen song, they've heard about the jersey boardwalks, 16 blocks of them, are either splintered or they've been undermined or buckled and they will all have to be replaced. 16 blocks worth of that famed boardwalk. the roller coaster was gone. there were 38 other rides and attractions on that pier. over at the funtown pier we spoke to a businessman as he stood on the stand under where his business used to operate. that whole section of pier gone. it's an extraordinary and heartbreaking sight in many ways, wolf. goodness knows how many tens of millions of dollars or more it would take to repair. >> and they're going to have to start at some point. we hope they get the job done. michael, thanks very much. michael holmes on the scene for us. there's much more ahead on the storm recovery. both presidential candidates also are out of the campaign trail today full time. they have new closing arguments. . 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. new yoplait greek 100. let's say y
. they are he going to be katy perry, dave mathews, stevie wonder, bruce springsteen and jay-z on pit bull. performers throughout the country and events at battle ground states trying to boost the crowds. in 2008 the president did an event in the final weekend, in a state he was not winning, but he was trying to expand the map and trying to win republicans over to his column and this side, more on defense, states he won last time that he wants to keep in his column, wisconsin tlie visit this final weekend. in ohio six visits and the reason they say they're doing that and playing that defense, they think if the president can win wisconsin and ohio, et cetera, it's going to be sort of a midwestern firewall that will be hard for mitt romney to get to 270 electoral votes to win. >> ed henry it sounded like the band had come to conclusion and probably thought you'd be able to do the rest of your sound biting in peace, but no, they're back with another number. >> the peace of a lawn mower. >> a little bit of revenge. >> good one. >> gretchen: is it true the president is changing his message? bec
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